Published October 26, 2023

Remembering Visual Effects Producer Diana Giorgiutti

Diana Giorgiutti

Marvel Studios mourns the loss of longtime collaborator and visual effects producer Diana Giorgiutti, who passed away this week. 

A veteran visual effects producer, Giorgiutti contributed to Academy Award-winning films like The Matrix and Babe, as well to many Marvel Studios features including Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger, Thor: The Dark World, Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and Spider-Man: Homecoming.

Born in Sydney, Australia, Giorgiutti was inspired to get into visual effects by Star Wars. Seeing the incredible visual effects of that movie led Giorgiutti to pursue a career in visual effects, starting as a tape operator at VideoLab before quickly rising from telecine coordinator to digital effects producer.

Her partners at Marvel Studios remember Giorgiutti as an experienced, smart presence on set, and a wonderful mentor to everyone who had the opportunity to work with her. She was a fantastic partner, not only to the directors and visual effects supervisors she worked with, but to all the artists and crew.

“Diana was a fantastic producer, someone who understood what needed to be done to make every shot great,” said Kevin Feige, Marvel Studios president and producer. “She will be dearly missed not only at Marvel Studios, but across the industry.”

Marvel Studios head of streaming Brad Winderbaum recalls of Giorgiutti, “Diana was such a beautiful, warm, nurturing person. I first worked with her on Ant-Man and what struck me then and since was how supportive she was of everyone she worked with.” 

Danielle Costa, vice president of visual effects, added, “She was the most kind-hearted, wonderful lady. Diana was just a lovely person, who was so focused on the people she worked with and who made every project she was on better.”

Across her decades-long career, Giorgiutti won a Satellite Award for Visual Effects for Australia and was nominated for an HPA Award for Outstanding Visual Effects for Disney’s live-action Mulan. 

Giorgiutti is survived by her long-term partner Greg Johnson, her three sisters, and her parents.

The funeral will be Wednesday, November 1st at 11 a.m. Sydney time, taking place at St Bernadette’s Parish in Castle Hill, Sydney.

All are welcome in person and a live stream link is available for her friends abroad:

Diana Giorgiutti
'Thor' Production Wrap Party.
Diana Giorgiutti
On the set of Thor 1 - Santa Fe, New Mexico